The long-standing School of Vehicle and Mobility of Tsinghua University (SVM) is a cradle for China to cultivate high-level and high-quality automotive engineering science and technology and management talents and a key base for China to conduct scientific research and technological development in vehicle-related fields.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCHOOL OF VEHICLE AND MOBILITY
Faculty with International Influence
SVM has built a distinguished faculty workforce with international and diversified educational backgrounds and top-level academics.
SVM has 86 in-service faculty members and 97% of them hold a doctoral degree
It is the home to over 30 person-times of faculty with state-level talent titles, over 10 international visiting professors and senior visiting scholars
3 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Sciences
3 Fellows of SAE International and 9 Fellows of SAE-China (accounting for 1/4 of
2 Presidents of FISITA, an honor with the greatest international influence in auto industrial and academic fields
Over10 Chief Editors and Associate Editors of International Journals.
Education Center for Top-notch Innovative Student Talents
By upholding the triune educational concepts of “knowledge, ability and value” and sticking to the educational characteristics of “combining theory with practice, engineering with science, and technology with management”, SVM dedicates itself to nurturing high-level and versatile automotive engineering talents with an international perspective.
Undergraduate Program: Professional education based on general education. Cultivate high quality automotive engineering technology and management talents with practical ability, innovative spirit and broad vision to adapt to the needs of national and social development.
Master Program: Professional strengthening and internationalization. Cultivate top-notch automotive engineering technology and management talents with strong professional ability, a breadth of vision, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural cooperation ability.
Doctoral Program: Research on frontier science and technology. Cultivate technological leading talents with strong scientific and technological vision, leadership and organizational coordination ability, who can play a core role in the national economic and social development and be competitive in the international academic circles.
International Cooperative Education
• Full English Master's degree program for international students: since 2006
• Double master's degree program with RWTH Aachen University: since 2001
• Joint master's professional degree program with ENSTA Paris Tech: since 2015
• Joint master's degree program with University of Wisconsin-Madison: since 2018
Frontiers of Academics and Industry
SVM has been conducting scientific research work targeted at international frontier, national strategy and national defense demands. SVM focuses on the three major scientific research directions of advanced powertrain, intelligence and safety and conducts fruitful research work in such aspects as energy conservation and new energy vehicle, intelligent vehicles and transportation systems, advanced engine and turbo power systems, vehicle dynamics and control, vehicle design and vehicle safety, automotive industry and system engineering
SVM has established 7 Joint Research Centers with well-known enterprises such as Toyota, Daimler, Nissan, Shell, etc.
With focus on the two major technological revolutions on “new energy and intelligent vehicle”, SVM has been leading technological development of new energy vehicle and intelligent and connected vehicle. It owns the state-level international S&T cooperation base “US-China CERC-CVC” and takes the lead in international cooperation on new energy vehicle. It leads the formulation of the national technology roadmap for new energy vehicle and intelligent and connected vehicle development during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, coordinates and organizes the planning of new energy vehicle, intelligent and connected vehicle and integrated traffic by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and leads industry development in a constant manner.
HOW TO APPLY
SVM provides master's and doctoral programs for international students, among which two master programs are offered fully in English, while others are offered fully in Chinese or bilingually in Chinese and English.
Programs for International Students 2020
Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
Mechanical Engineering (professional degree)
(M)—Master’s Programs, (EM)—Master’s Programs in English, (D)—Doctoral Programs
Required Qualification of Applicants
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.
Master's degree program applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree to a Bachelor's degree (or above) in China. Doctoral degree program applicants should have a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree to a Master’s degree (or above) in China.
SVM also accepts bachelor degree holders to pursue doctoral degrees. Bachelor degree holders for doctoral program application must meet all the uniform requirements of the university, as well as the requirements of SVM listed below:
² The Minimum Requirement of Undergraduate GPA or Average scores:3.5/4 or B+ or 85/100；
² Applicants of SVM can be exempt from the HSK certificates, however, non-native English Speakers must meet the minimum English proficiency requirement: TOEFL:90/IELTS:6.5.
Application Schedule: 8:00 AM, November 1, 2019—— 17:00 PM, February 28, 2020
The winter break of THU will be from Jan 16,2020 to Feb 12,2020. The application system will still be available during the winter break, but online verification might be delayed due to the vacation. Applicants are therefore recommended to complete their application at least two or three weeks in advance.
Applicants should complete an Online Application on the website of the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students (http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn) during the designated application period. Applicants should fill in the application information online, upload the application documents listed below, and pay the application fee at the time of submission.
² Personal statement. Master's degree program applicants should submit a Personal Statement. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both a Personal Statement and a brief introduction of their research experience.
² Degree certificate. Master's degree program applicants should submit their Bachelor's degree certificate. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit both their Master's and Bachelor's degree certificates. Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline must provide a pre-graduation certificate from their current academic institution. In this case, the degree certificate must be submitted before registration.
² Academic transcript. Master's degree program applicants should submit the academic transcript of their undergraduate study. Doctoral degree program applicants should submit academic transcripts of both their graduate and undergraduate studies. Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline must provide their current academic transcript. In this case, the completed academic transcript must be submitted before registration.
² Language proficiency certificate: HSK band 4—with a score of 195 or above for Chinese program. Applicants whose native language is Chinese or whose university study is conducted in Chinese can be exempted from the requirement to submit an HSK score report. TOEFL (90) or IELTS (6.5) for English programs. Applicants whose native language is English or whose university study is conducted in English can be exempted from the requirement to submit the English language proficiency test scores.
² Two academic recommendation letters from scholars who have the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Please follow the instructions on the online system for submission of online recommendation letters or upload the recommendation letters signed by references.
² Passport personal information page (personal and ordinary passport).
² For information on the required documents for Bachelor degree holders who wish to pursue Doctoral degrees, please see the 'Application Instructions for Bachelor's Degree Holders to Pursue Doctoral Degrees'.
Evaluation and Admission
THU admits students based on evaluation of their application documents together with a further matriculation examination. The admission committee of SVM will review the application documents and select applicants for further examination. The examination will take the form of Personal Interview. If an interview is required for admission, SVM will contact the applicant directly to arrange an interview appointment and provide information about the interview process.
Admission to graduate programs is determined at school level with oversight by Tsinghua University according to the result of the document review, the interview, and other factors. A Certificate of Admission will be issued by THU Graduate Admissions Office after the final admission result is released. Prior to this, applicants may check their admission status via the THU Graduate Programs Application System for International Students.
Tsinghua University mainly offers two kinds of scholarships to prospective full-time international graduate students: Full Scholarship and Tuition Scholarship.
The Full Scholarships, e.g. Chinese Government Scholarship, usually cover tuition, stipend, on-campus accommodation, and medical insurance. Annual Review is strictly required. The Tuition Scholarships cover full or partial tuition fee support with a duration of one academic year. Applicants may apply for Tuition Scholarships annually (competitive).
For further information about scholarships and the application process, please refer to the website ‘Scholarships for Prospective Full-time International Graduate Students at Tsinghua University’ at http://gradadmission.tsinghua.edu.cn
Due to limited dormitory capacity, dormitory rooms must be applied for online; this is conducted on a first come, first served basis. On-campus rooms can only be reserved for those who successfully apply for a dormitory room online. Those who fail to apply for a dorm online must find off-campus accommodation independently.
Detailed information regarding THU life, accommodation, student activities, visas, and residence permit applications, as well as other useful information, is available at http://is.tsinghua.edu.cn
Costs (Unit: RMB Yuan)
Application Fee: RMB 800
Tuition Fees of Graduate Programs:39000yuan for English programs, 30000 yuan for Chinese programs
Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: RMB 800/year
Accommodation in student dormitories on Tsinghua campus, Beijing: RMB 80/day per person for single rooms and AB rooms, RMB 40/day per person for double rooms.